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The University of Southampton

Supporting young people on their university journey

Helping a young person make a decision to go to university can be challenging. Here are some resources to support you.


Guaranteed accommodation for 1st year students
A top 12 UK university*
A top 10 UK university targeted by top employers**
97% employed or in further study 15 months after graduating***

Making a decision and applying

Understanding league tables

Our school liaison team shares 5 key things to consider when looking at league tables. Duration: 5 minutes

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Choosing the right university

Tips and support to ensure they choose the right university for their future. Duration: 5 minutes

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Writing a personal statement

5 top tips for a UCAS personal statement. Duration: 5 minutes

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Choosing a university course

Tips and advice to help a young person make this big decision. Duration: 5 minutes

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Get to know us

Visit us

Find out about our next open days. It's your chance to explore campus, see accommodation, and chat to staff and students

Get a prospectus

You can view our interactive prospectus online, download a pdf version or order a printed copy

Student life at Southampton

Student support

Support for all students

Find out about the support we offer, from student disability and inclusion to our academic skills hub

Freshers week

Our student community

University life is about more than just study. Explore the ways they can make friends, meet new people and get involved in sports and societies


University accommodation

Find the right accommodation to suit their budget and needs. Choose from a wide range of locations, room types and catering options

Cost of living support

Helping someone manage their money might be particularly daunting, especially at the moment. So, as well as our existing funds and bursaries, we’ve introduced some specific support.

Having been both parent and teacher, I totally understand that as an institution, it is our job to provide influencers with as much information as possible to guide students to make the right decisions for them. We understand that understanding the options available and what value a degree will have is important.

   * Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023

 ** The Graduate Market in 2023 by High Fliers Research Limited

*** Higher Education Statistics Agency Graduate Outcomes latest data, published 2023

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